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Nevada Union soccer ousted by Del Oro

Photo courtesy of Kevin Vasquez
Photo courtesy of Kevin Vasquez |

The Nevada Union soccer team will not be making a second straight trip to the postseason after losing a one-game playoff Thursday to Del Oro.

The match was knotted at two when regulation ended, but in overtime, the Golden Eagles were able to punch in a pair of goals to win 4-2.

NU’s goals came from Santiago Peniche, and Brandon Schwendeman with penalty kick.



Boys water polo




Del Oro 9, Nevada Union 6

Despite leading 4-1 at halftime the Miners couldn’t hold on for the victory, falling to Del Oro by three.

Leading the Miner attack was Will Carrara with three goals, Ryan Willett added two and Kendall Pawlowski netted one.

From the cage, Greg Rousseau had 10 saves and six steals.

With the regular season wrapped up, the Miners sit tied for third with Woodcreek in the Sierra Foothill League standings. The Miners (7-5 SFL) won both games this season against Woodcreek and should have the tiebreaker, which would earn them a berth into the playoffs.

Girls water polo

Del Oro 10, Nevada Union 7

On senior night at the Nevada Union pool, the Lady Miners were unable to secure the win, falling to Del Oro by three.

In the loss, NU got goals from Nicole Blaney, Sydnee Chambers, Faith Robichaud, Kim Ellis, Hayley Chase and Ellie DeMartini.

The Lady Miners finished the season 16-11 overall and 7-4 in the SFL, good enough for fourth-place but not the playoffs.

Girls volleyball

Woodland Christian 3,

Forest Lake Christian 0

The Lady Falcons dropped their second Central Valley California League game Thursday, falling to Woodland Christian in three sets, 25-14, 25-20, 25-21.

Leading FLC in the loss was Morgan Koch with 10 kills and 11 digs, Aly English added 11 assists, Hannah Zea notched 15 digs, and Emily Woodward led the team in blocks with seven.

Forest Lake Christian (16-6, 8-2 CVCL) is now in a tie for second in the CVCL with Victory Christian with one game left to play.

The Lady Falcons host Cristo Rey Tuesday.

Cross Country

FLC runs through mud to second place finish.

The Lady Falcons took second place at the CVCL championships at Foresthill High School.

Senior Makena Wong led FLC, taking second overall on the mud-covered course with a time of 23 minutes, 23 seconds.

Emily Negus took eighth with a time of 28:56, Renee Taylor was ninth in 29:07, Hailey Elias was two seconds later and took 10th, Anna Woodhall was 11th in 29:42, Hannah Allington was 12th finishing in 30:51, and Lauren Rice rounded things off for FLC, taking 13th with a time of 31:19.

On the boys side, senior Jaime Parrott took sixth in 19:42, and senior Travis Clough was 11th, finishing in 22:01.

Four Bear River runners nab all-league honors.

Mary Nattrass and Alex Coffman led the Bruins on a great afternoon of racing at the final Pioneer Valley League Meet at 12 Bridges in Lincoln.

The day started off with the frosh/soph girls where Angeline Oliveri lead the group with an eighth-place finish, covering the 1.75-mile course in a time of 13:18.

Next up were the frosh/soph boys where freshman Patrick Gillis led the Bruins with a fifth-place finish in a time of 11:02. The event of the afternoon was the girls varsity race where Bear River and Placer squared off for the title of PVL champion. Leading the charge was senior captain Nattrass who was going for the clean sweep of all three league races. She did not disappoint as she blew the 5K field away in a time of 20:24 to take home the title of individual PVL champion. Strong races were also turned in by Sierra Mitchell, sixth place, and Kimmy Pugel, seventh place, which earned them all-league honors.

Even with the remaining Lady Bruins all placing in the top 25 — Cecilia Malik, 11th place, Hallie Pettitt, 15th place, Jessica Meylor, 23rd place and Rachel Olsen, 24th place — they were narrowly edged by Placer and took home second place overall.

The evening closed with the boys varsity, which pitted some of the fastest runners in the Sac-Joaquin Section against each other. Leading the charge for the Bruins was enior Coffman, who continues to make his case for a berth to the state meet. He raced the 5K course in a time of 16:49 for a fourth-place finish overall and all-league honors. Wrapping up league competition, the Bruins now get ready for the Race to State.

The next two weeks will feature races at the Sac-Joaquin sub-sections meet at Frogtown in Angels Camp and the sections meet at Willow Hill Course at Folsom High School.


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